View Full Version : 2 youngsters killed by falling tree limb while camping in Yosemite

08-14-2015, 20:48

08-14-2015, 21:50
This is one of the ten things I fear more than bears.

08-14-2015, 22:21
This is one of the ten things I fear more than bears.Yup me too...choose wisely folks.

08-14-2015, 22:31
Given the history of this sort of thing, there should be some guidance to minimize the chances of this happening. Maybe there is/was. Personally, I avoid old growth trees when pitching my tent. Old growth trees present this type of danger as well as being a poor locations to be in a lightning storm. The huge roots provide a wide network for grounding. Young trees are more durable in high winds, don't have large dead limbs, and minimize lightning strikes. All of this may have been irrelevant in their location and weather. Very sad and tragic.

08-14-2015, 22:40
Summer branch drop. May have nothing at all to do with dead limbs.